How Do I Apply?

Book your English Language Course here. 

For enquiries, please contact Dr Maeve Egan at:

Frequently Asked Questions

The English Language Centre FAQ


Please note that payment is made for individual courses by credit or debit card by clicking

Refund Policy

  • Notification of course cancellations must be made by email
  • Fees paid are refunded in full up to 8 weeks prior to course commencement.
  • 50% of fee amount is refunded up to 4 weeks prior to course commencement.
  • No refund is paid for cancellations made less than 4 weeks before course commencement.

Travel & Health Insurance

  • It is the responsibility of the student to take out private travel and health insurance. Students are expected to insure themselves against theft, loss that may arise. English Language Centre does not accept responsibility for any of the above. 
  • EU students can obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for basic cover. For more information click here. 
  • Non-EU students must produce evidence of medical health cover. The English Language Centre can organise health insurance vis-à-vis NUI Galway’s insurance providers. For more information, click here.

Visa Information

Non-EU/EEA students may require a study visa. It is the responsibility of NonEU/EEA student to adhere to guidelines outlined by the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS), a function of the Department of Justice and Equality, in relation to obtaining a study visa.

Please also note it is important to begin visa application process on confirmation of booking and payment of fees as applications can take up to 6 weeks to process.

Conditions for full-time language programme for Non EU/EEA Students:
  •  A full time Language Course consists of a minimum of 25 weeks tuition and a minimum of 15 hours tuition per week. The minimum number of hours of teaching is therefore 375. 
  • All tuition must be delivered during the hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and involve tuition on at least 3 of those days. 
  • The minimum level of attendance on the course is 85%.
  • The student must take a recognized examination at the end of the course (students who do not comply with this requirement will not be permitted to obtain further immigration permission) On arrival to Ireland, all Non-EU/EEA students must register with Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) if staying longer than 90 days For more information in relation to study visas, click here.


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2022

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (8.4MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2022

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (14.3MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Guide 2022

    Pre-Arrival Guide 2022 PDF (16 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

    Quick Guide to Courses 2022 PDF (1.20MB)

  • International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway

    International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway PDF (1.36MB)

  • Mexican Student Guide

    Mexican Student Guide PDF (1.20MB)

  • Indian Student Guide

    Indian Student Guide PDF (2.81MB)

  • Indonesian Student Guide

    Indonesian Student Guide PDF (1.58MB)

  • Chinese Student Guide

    Chinese Student Guide PDF (1.35MB)

  • North American Guide

    North American Guide PDF (1.49MB)

  • Malaysian Student Guide

    Malaysian Student Guide PDF (1.31MB)

  • Hong Kong Student Guide

    Hong Kong Student Guide PDF (1.12MB)

  • Saudi Arabian Students

    Saudi Arabian Students PDF (1.14MB)

  • UAE Student Guide

    UAE Student Guide PDF (1.04MB)

  • Nigerian Ghanaian Guide

    Nigerian Ghanaian Guide PDF (1.16MB)